In fall of 2020, The Woods in Your Backyard Partnership offered a multi-state program for Green Industry Professionals to gain knowledge and skills useful for providing additional services to clientele with small acreage properties. The Advanced Level II webinar series will provide four weeks of in-depth training with two evening webinars per week from February 23 to March 18 on the following topics: 1) wildlife habitat enhancement and conflicts; 2) residential riparian buffer installation and maintenance; 3) woodland health practices and harvesting; and 4) managing competing and invasive vegetation and non-herbicide controls.
Time: February 23 to March 18; Tuesday & Thursday evening 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Registration Information: https://nams-level2.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, February 23 – Creating & Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
Thursday, February 25 – Dealing with Uninvited Guests & Wildlife Conflicts
Tree Planting & Water Week
Tuesday, March 2 – Installing a Residential Riparian Buffer
Thursday, March 4 – Maintaining Tree Plantings: Riparian Buffers & Lawn Conversions
Woodland Management Week
Tuesday, March 9 – Applying Woodland Health Practices to Different Successional Stages
Thursday, March 11 – Woodland Management: Harvesting on Single & Multiple Properties
Vegetation Management Week
Tuesday, March 16 – Using Forest Herbicides to Control Competing & Invasive Vegetation
Thursday, March 18 – Non-Herbicide Control & Efficacy on Competing Vegetation
Registration Materials & Cost: $40 for registration only; $65 includes Woodland Health Practices Handbook & Woodland Health Assessment Checklist and Management Actions; for an additional $20 participants will also receive a copy of the original Woods in Your Backyard book.
The Woods in Your Backyard Partnership: includes the University of Maryland Extension, Penn State Extension, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Virginia Dept. of Forestry
This project is funded by the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology.